Monday, September 1, 2014


HAPPY LABOR DAY!  Today I am overjoyed to host a GORGEOUS cover reveal for the lovely LISA SWALLOW!  Check it out! 

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You could a $5 Amazon Gift Card! Lisa is giving away TWO!

TITLE: Unplugged (Blue Phoenix, #3)
AUTHOR: Lisa Swallow 
RELEASE DATE: September 29th 
GENRE: Contemporary Romance  


"A rock star doesn't return to his humble beginnings and whisk away the girl he

kissed once. Especially if she has a four year old and her relationship status is 'it's 


Blue Phoenix bass player, Liam Oliver discovers pictures of his fiancée with 

another man and his world crashes around him. He packs up his humiliation and 

hurt and flies back to his Welsh family home for Christmas.

Cerys Edwards once had pictures of Liam Oliver covering her bedroom wall. Her 

best friend’s big brother never gave her the time of day when they were growing 

up. When she was fifteen, he left town leaving Cerys with her fantasies. Now he’s 

back. The problem is, she has a daughter and a broken relationship of her own.

In the world of his Christmas past, Cerys and Liam reconnect. Are they two hurt 

people looking for comfort in a time of heartbreak or does Cerys have a place in 

Liam’s future too? 

Months later and unplugged from his Blue Phoenix lifestyle, Liam reconnects 

with Cerys. He discovers Cerys’s world is full of complications he never expected 

– including Ella’s father who isn’t happy about being replaced by a rock star. 

Unplugged is more than a rock star romance. Liam isn’t dark and brooding like 

Dylan, or a bad boy like Jem but a fiercely loyal man with a big heart. This is a 

story of love, family and unexpected bonds made that can’t be broken. 

This is book three of the Blue Phoenix series. It can be read as a standalone but has 

minor spoilers for books one and two.


Our faces touch, his rough cheek against my forehead, and I know if I 

move my head a few centimetres, our mouths will meet and our worlds will shift.

"Is kissing you still wrong?" I ask.

"Your lips are meant to be on mine." He moves his face. The static 

charge of our mouths so close and the snow drifting onto our bodies drag us 

into a surreal world. The shift happens. I slide my cheek along his, the stubble 

scratching my skin as my lips meet the edge of his.

The world is covered in white, hidden from reality; a reality that I hate 

currently. I can escape for an evening, maybe a few days, and allow his blizzard 

to overwhelm me. If life is the same struggle when everything melts away again, 

a few moments lost in a fantasy after months of feeling worthless are what I need 

and worth the consequences.

Liam digs his hand into my hair and crashes his mouth against mine. 

I gasp in surprise at the force as he delves his tongue into my mouth, sliding 

against mine. When Liam kissed me in the bedroom the other day, there was a 

tension in him where he held back part of himself. Was this because Liam knew 

I did too? This time the world falls away completely as we kiss frantically, noses 

bumping as he pulls me into the snowstorm that is Liam Oliver. 

Liam moves to kiss my cheeks, a delicious scrape against my skin as his 

hot lips burn into my cool neck. He slides a hand around my waist, beneath my 

coat and holds me against him. Convinced my legs are going to give way and 

cursing the lack of walls for Liam to press me against, I grip his sleeve. 

Liam nudges his nose back across my face, hot breath mingling with mine 

and misting in the air. “Definitely feels right,” he whispers.

Then Liam kisses me so gently that he takes my soul and pulls it apart. My 

head spins as the intensity of the slow kiss fills me with a craving for this man 

that will never be satiated. This is more than feeling right, this is our hearts open 

and raw finding their way together.

Which means when they’re torn apart again the pain will kill me. 

The heat we create counteracts the falling temperature around us but the 

cold of reality isn't far. I pull my face away; I need to pull myself out of this.


 Blue Phoenix 

Summer Sky à  
Falling Sky à

Author Bio 
Lisa is an author of new adult romance and writes both paranormal and contemporary, often with a

side of snark. 

In between running a business, looking after her family and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare 

time to do other things. This often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She even 

leaves the house occasionally. Lisa loves all things from the Whedonverse and preferred vampires 

before they sparkled. 

Lisa has four books published: the ‘Butterfly Days’ series, and two in her urban fantasy series Soul 

Ties. She is currently working on a new contemporary romance series Blue Phoenix and the first 

book, Summer Sky is due for release in April. Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia 

in 2001 and now lives in Perth in Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tell Me About it Tuesday Welcomes back Jorja Lovett!

My very good friend and fellow Totally Bound Publishing Author, Jorja Lovett has a new delicious book to talk about.  So without further ado, here's Jorja!

Thanks for having me here today to promote my little cougar romance, First Floor: Cosmetics, which was just out on general release from 15th Aug. This is the second book in The Department Store series.
Jonah Hamilton was a fun character to wrangle onto paper. He's young and hot, with no responsibilities, and very liberating for both me and Maggie Fenton! His devil-may-care attitude means when he sees something he wants, he goes for it. That includes the glamorous lady on the cosmetics counter at Kelsey's department store. She's older, and married, but that doesn't stop him from chasing her. Maggie's flattered by the attention but even Jonah doesn't anticipate her passionate response to his advances…



Take one younger man, add some illicit outdoor sex, and Maggie Fenton is inclined to forget she’s the oldest cosmetics girl at Kelsey’s Department Store.

From the outside, it looks as though Maggie Fenton has it all. The glamorous head of the cosmetics department lives a life of luxury, but money definitely hasn’t bought her happiness. In reality, she’s married to a serial cheat who has made her life a misery for over a decade. With her husband chasing younger women, and her teenage co-workers’ catty comments ringing in her ears, Maggie’s resigned herself to being on the scrap heap. Until Jonah Hamilton puts temptation in her way and reminds her she’s still a red-blooded woman.

Commitment is a four letter word as far as Jonah is concerned. He has no intention of settling down when he has the whole world at his feet. The only reason he takes a summer job at Kelsey’s is to fund his travels. Well, that, and the sexy older woman he can’t help flirting with over the makeup counter. Maggie soon becomes a good friend and someone who shows him how good love can be.

The chemistry between them is undeniable but is a fling enough to satisfy their desires, or is it simply the start of something bigger?


Jonah blinked as Maggie disappeared out of the door faster than an alcoholic to a free bar. Her husband had really done a number on her for her to have such low confidence. Her self-esteem was so fragile, one joke had shattered it to smithereens. He couldn’t let her leave like that, thinking such despicable thoughts about herself. And him.

He left the rest of his pint to give chase. He didn’t know why it mattered so much that someone he hardly knew was upset, but he didn’t want to part with her on bad terms.

I’m such a dick.

He dodged through the crowd, cursing himself. Any other sober, conscious of other people’s feelings dumbass would’ve realized she needed that reassurance her husband couldn’t give her. Instead, he’d laughed, convinced that the funny, warm, gorgeous woman with him would realize how daft she was being. Perhaps he’d been too cautious about letting his true thoughts about her be known.

All he’d done was to confirm her suspicions that she was nothing more than a has-been, when, in his experience, she was the most grounded, deeper than a fish pond, natural goddess he’d met in a long time.

He barged the heavy wooden doors open to see the smokers gathered outside in the last of the evening sun. With no sign of Maggie, he knew he’d blown it. Away from the cloud of smoke clogging his lungs, he scanned up and down Great Victoria Street. Among the student crowd, the young professionals and the theater-goers, he spotted her hot-footing it away, dabbing her eyes with a tissue.


He sprinted after her, not really caring who he knocked out of his path, but apologizing anyway. “Excuse me. Sorry. Move!”

Her steps slowed as she approached the traffic lights, giving him time to cover the distance between them. Before she could put her foot out onto the road, he grabbed her elbow and yanked her back.

“What the hell?” She stiffened, probably ready to batter her assailant with the handbag she was gripping like a deadly weapon. Only when she saw his face did she stop resisting.
With grim determination, he pulled her back the way she had come, not saying a word.

“Jonah? What’s going on? I need to go home.” The tone of her voice varied from loud, outright panic to quiet resignation. It only succeeded in driving him on in his quest.

When they reached the pub again, he dodged down the alleyway at the side. They didn’t need an audience. He pushed Maggie up against the wall, careful not to hurt her, but with enough force to stop her running again. He caged her between his body and the brick building. As she worried her bottom lip with her teeth, Jonah leaned down to catch it and draw it back out. She was soft and pliant, and her gentle scent intoxicated him further.

With a point to prove, he kissed her hard, plunging his tongue into her mouth to taste her sweetness and claim it for himself. Ordinarily, such an audacious move might’ve deserved a slap or a knee to the balls. Either would’ve been worth it. Instead, she went limp beneath him, submitting immediately.

He stepped back. “That is how you make me feel. How you should be kissed.”

Christ, the way she had responded to it made it a double sin that someone didn’t do that to her frequently.

Maggie stared back at him, her brow furrowed and her kiss-swollen lips parted and waiting. Beer or no beer, a certain part of his anatomy sat up to say hello.

Both he and Maggie stared silently at one another. Deep down Jonah knew he should be the one to walk away this time. He’d made his point. She was attractive and he fancied her. She could file that away for future reference the next time her husband went MIA. Jonah lingered on her moist lips a while longer.

“Do it again,” he could have sworn she said.


Also coming soon!

Rosie Carter can’t decide—should she act on her feelings for her real-life co-worker or lose herself in the fantasy of her Ancient Egyptian lover?
Rosie Carter’s cleaning job at the museum is far from boring. She starts her night shift by finding the security guard, Nick, screwing a redhead in the office. Running from her attraction to him, she distracts herself with the newly acquired Ancient Egyptian exhibit.
The Gold of Valor catches her eye—a pendant bestowed on the Pharaoh’s soldier, Edifu. Its mystical powers transport her into the bedroom of the man himself, who thinks she’s a gift from the gods and worships her with his mouth, his tongue…
When Rosie wakes up back home she thinks it’s all been an incredibly erotic dream. Until it happens again. She rediscovers the joy of sex and a newfound confidence with her hunky warrior, but she’s caught between her fantasy life and reality. When co-worker Nick starts to show his true feelings toward her, Rosie has to decide what it is she really wants.

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Jorja is a British author, with both Irish and Scottish roots, which makes for a very dry sense of humour. A necessity when living in a country where the climate is more suitable for ducks rather than humans.
Her childhood dreams revolved around becoming an author and exploring the mysteries of Ancient Egypt. In her debut novel, 'Pyramid of Passion', she hits the jackpot when she gets to live out all of her fantasies.

By day, Jorja is a mild mannered pillar of virtue. By night, a purveyor of smut and writer of filth. Well, that's how her other half describes her, with his tongue firmly in cheek, and who is she to argue. Egged on by her crit group, UCW, she wrote this racy tale and enjoyed every hot minute of it.

Sometimes it's good to be naughty ;)

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